From a new study by the conservative Media Research Center:
The United States is poised to fire missiles at Syria in response to chemical attacks on Syrian civilians. But the assault will also pit the U.S. against one side of the civil war and aid the other side, which includes Al Qaeda. …
Broadcast news outlets are clearly aware of the Islamic terror group’s role in Syria, but rarely report it. Nearly 94 percent of all Syria stories since the gas attacks have made no mention of Al Qaeda whatsoever.
The study notes that the potential awkward semi-alliance that could develop between the U.S. and Al Qaeda was called “one of the great ironies of the United States military strike in Syria” by ABC’s Brian Ross.